Rescue and Recovery Workers
On May 30, 2002, the Last Column, draped in the American flag, was removed from Ground Zero in an honor-guard procession to mark the end of the nine-month rescue, recovery, and relief efforts at the World Trade Center site.
Each year, we commemorate the May 30 anniversary through a series of programs and events. If you participated in the rescue, recovery, and relief operation, we encourage you to share your story and view some of our resources below.
Rescue and Recovery Workers Registry
The Rescue and Recovery Workers Registry documents participants in the rescue, recovery, investigation, cleanup, and relief efforts after 9/11 in New York City, Arlington, Virginia, and Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The registry is also a space for workers to interact as a community.
Registered individuals are eligible for free admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
9/11 Memorial Glade
This dedicated space honors the ongoing sacrifice of rescue, recovery, and relief workers, and the survivors and members of the broader lower Manhattan community, who are sick or have died from exposure to hazards and toxins in the aftermath of 9/11.
9/11 Health Resources
Find links to resources, services, and scientific research about the ongoing health effects related to the 9/11 attacks.